Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

  • Promulgated by Pope John Paul II
  • 2005 AD
  • Compendium

Part One - The Profession of Faith. The Profession of Faith

1What is the plan of God for man? God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. In the fullness of time, God the Father sent his Son as the Redeemer and Savior of mankind, fallen into sin, thus calling all into his Church and, through the work of the Holy Spirit, making them adopted children and heirs of his eternal happiness.